Announcing the 1996 GILS Conference
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Subject: Announcing the 1996 GILS Conference
From: Eliot Christian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 12:45:51 -0400
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1996 GILS Conference
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, USA
November 13 & 14, 1996
Purpose -- The conference is intended to bring together the diverse communities
that have an interest in the Government Information Locator Service (GILS), and
provide a convenient forum for discussing its strengths, weaknesses, and future
directions. The conference will highlight various GILS applications, such as
the U.S. Federal GILS, and the lessons learned in their development and
Intended Audience -- Users of GILS, Intermediaries for GILS, Implementors of
GILS Applications (whether state, local, regional, national, or international),
Implementors of GILS Software, Information Advocacy Organizations and
Associations, U.S. Federal government employees representing FOIA, information
technology, library, records management, program, or public affairs offices.
Vendors are welcome.
Agenda -- The two-day conference will examine critical issues and provide
varying perspectives on GILS. Keynote speeches and panel discussions will
provide an overview of GILS status and directions, and technical and management
sessions will provide more in-depth coverage of selected issues. Demonstration
booths will provide examples of GILS applications and tools. The full
conference agenda is available on the GILS Conference website at
Registration -- The conference is free of cost, but bring ideas to share.
Register via the conference website listed above, or call the National Archives
and Records Administration at 301-713-7100, ext. 255 to register by phone.
Advance registration is required. Detailed logistics and additional background
information are available via the conference website.
Sponsorship -- The 1996 GILS Conference has been organized by a program
committee reporting to the U.S. Federal GILS oversight working group, which
supports the U.S. Federal GILS Board. The National Archives and Records
Administration is graciously providing administrative support and hosting the
conference. The conference website has been provided by the Defense Technical
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